Alexis Assault

Model
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Shadow is one of the best photographers I've ever worked with. In fact, he's the only one that I see and work with on regular basis. Further more, he is a friend (if you want to hear more, contact me because this isn't the place for it). He always has a very candid upbeat persona while working and he is always very timely with his photos. I would recommend him to anyone!

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Ali X

Model
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Shadow is not only a friend of mine, but a great person to work with. He has a great sense of capturing everyday life in a unique, creative, and alluring way! His editing style is also original and will draw the viewer in as they pass by the page. Shadow is easy to work with and you can feel assured that at the end of each shoot you will have images that are not only eye catching, but they are also surreal in a beautiful way! Welcome to your alternate reality!

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Alicia Puck Vickery

Event Patron
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I've had the fortune of getting my picture taken by Shadow a few times at a local Goth joint. He is a very nice guy and has a way of making you feel calmer and more comfortable around him and the camera. He kind of has an air around him that makes you want to show yourself off a little. Even when your a goob like me.

I haven't been able to hire him for one of these camera adventures I hear so much about, but I'd very much like to one day. If you can I say do it! Oh and aside from him being a good photographer, he's not a bad singer either. I have a recording to prove it!

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Anastasia Maria DiMarca

Photographer
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Mr. Darkwell was very friendly and made me feel like we'd been friends for years. He made me feel at ease and knew how to get just the right shot. His portraits are flattering and true to the model. Being a photographer myself, I know how important comfort level is. Mr. Darkwell was both professional and affable.

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Blu Jess

Model
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Shadow Darkwell is a phenomenal photographer. He is truly an artist. He has an eye for beauty, even in the most abstract settings and scenarios he finds magic. He's a pleasure to work with, and makes shooting not only productive and assenting but fun and memorable as well. I realize this all sounds pretty mechanical and well thought out, like most testimonials do, but I assure you it's the truth and to reiterate that I shall end with... a more casual note... Shadow... is the epitome... of frigan awesome. Just make sure he remembers to keep his strap-on. The end.

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Brian Chabot

Promoter & Event Coordinator
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As a nightclub promoter, I've worked with Shadow Darkwell of Darkwell Studios for over half a decade as the official photographer of all my night life events. His characteristic personality and photographic style bring out the glamour of the event and of the people he shoots. The resulting images are timely, professional, and greatly enjoyed by my patrons. His presence and his work not only enhance the event, but ensure lasting memories and serve as a fantastic promotional aid for future events. Highly recommended, but I call dibs on him for my events!

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Chelsea von Chastity

Model
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Working with Shadow is amazing. I love his unique perspective and his post-production work is top-notch! He's professional and always respectful of his subjects! I'd definitely work with him again anytime!

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Dark Intentions

Nightlife Event
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Shadow started as a Patron at Dark Intentions and we had the pleasure to watch him and his fabulous work evolve over the years. In a club setting the importance of making a person comfortable with candid pictures being taken can be a challenge. This is a challenge that Shadow managed to make into art over the years. To be able to walk through a club and catch the fondest memories of the patrons with such style is a skill in itself. To capture those pictures to perfection and make a life long memory that people are proud to be a part of is an art form. Over the years Shadow progressed from amateur to artist before our eyes. Though Dark Intentions is currently not an active club night, Shadow always has an open invite and is a welcome contribution to any function we may have.

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Devan the Impaler

Model
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I've been on many photoshoots before, many of them, but I'd never before experienced a Photo-Adventure quite like the one I got with Shadow Darkwell. Shooting with him isn't just modeling, it's sharing an experience. He takes photography beyond lighting, beyond setting, and beyond Photoshop. He tells a whole story. It feels like you're creating and discovering a whole new world all at the same time, from the way he snaps shots of small details on the ground or in the water, to how he finds that perfect scenery to create vivid emotion. He doesn't just rely on one talent or another, he effortlessly blends them all together. And he does so in a way where you can't wait to work with him again and again and again.

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Fuzzy Blouin

Entertainer
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My work with Shadow of Darkwell Studios was exciting, adventurous, and absolutely fun! We had fun running around the town of Nashua looking for interesting places/backgrounds for our pictures. Shadow worked with us to find out what it was that we wanted, as well as used his artistic creativity in order to get the best photos he could get. I've had nothing but compliments from friends and family as I've showed them the photos he took of me. All in all I'm completely satisfied with his work, I do recommend him, and I will use him if I decide to have another shoot!

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Heather Van Dyken

Event Patron
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The first time I was photographed by Shadow I was really impressed because I am not really photogenic at all. It was an awesome Sunday Templecon night. I was getting out to go to club for the first time in years. Due to a move to Washington state.

Shadow captures an essence of you that comes out in the photos its almost like an aura captured in pictures. I have been very intrigued by his work. I will forever enjoy his work. Its crisp, clear, and magickal.

Also nice to not have a waiver "waved" in your face like some other photographers. I always found that to be really weird.

- Please don't stop taking pictures of me.

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Imani Minaya

Model
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but if that picture comes from Darkwell Studios, it could be worth so much more!! No matter what your reasons for needing a photographer, Darkwell has something for everyone!

For an amateur or established model, they can offer you incredibly powerful and adventurous shots to "break from the norm" and accentuate both your versatility as a professional and highlight your individuality. For an everyday person, such as myself, just maybe looking to do something a little different or explore your wilder / darker side, then Darkwell Studios is where you need to be.

The photo shoots themselves are so much fun that you actually start to forget you're being photographed and the energy levels are so high it erases any tension or nervousness. I was completely at ease!! Shadow himself is a wonderful person, let alone one of the best photographers in this business, and has the amazing ability to make every new face feel like an old friend. During my first shoot with them, I was very self conscious and camera shy and I really worried that my ideas and requests would be considered odd, but Shadow not only understood what I was looking for, but took it above and beyond what I could have ever imagined! The images from that shoot were so unique and utterly amazing that I will cherish them for years to come.

Thank you Shadow and Darkwell Studios for helping me be the "ME" I always wanted to be and I look forward to working with you again!!

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J0hnny ev1L

Promoter
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As an artist in the purest sense of what would be the ideal, Shadow ranks amongst the brightest. He is fearless, confident and without lacking in humility when he could certainly get away without it... His artistic vision is so loud and vibrant and uniquely his own, you would find it difficult to not recognize an image captured by Shadow. This quality is rare, especially in nightlife photography where one photographer is seemingly no different from the next that you really grow to appreciate such talent. Shadow doesn't just take a "good picture", he captures the essence and the energy of you and filters it through his world, effortlessly and with class. It is more than a pleasure to host a night (Superstition) where Shadow is our headlining photographer.

I find it difficult to express in words (beyond what I've already written) how truly gifted Mr. Darkwell is. From his wonderfully charismatic personality to his sensitive eye for beauty in others... I do not fear that his work will have to speak for itself.

Because it does.

He really is that awesome and truly one of a kind, so if you are reading this in contemplation of working with him, you would be a fool not to.

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Jeff Heartless

DJ, Promoter, Event Coordinator
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There are many phrases that can be used to describe Shadow Darkwell. Energetic, accurate, friendly, A strong visual eye. While all of these are true, the most important ones to me as a club promoter and DJ are... Punctual, Talented, Promoter, and Reliable. Once in a supposed snow storm, I called Shadow to tell him he didn't have to drive from NH to RI for the night because I didn't want him to risk the trip. His response..."Nonsense, I'll be their 30 min before the club opens as usual!"

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Jillian Castle

Event Patron
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Shadow/Darkwell Studies has a talent for making even the most insecure person comfortable, and even confident, in front of the camera. He will go to any lengths necessary to get the right shot, including balancing atop stair railings. Having worked with him both in front of the camera and behind the scenes I can honestly say that he is an amazing photographer and person.

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Joseph Sharkey

Event Patron
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I am not a guy who willingly stands in front of a camera, I can't stand picture of myself! But Shadow's shots are always something I'll hunt down, and they inevitably become my new profile picture! Which is saying something since that's the face you show the world!

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Julie Vesna

Event Patron
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Shadow belongs among myths, as a photographer as well as a human. I met him in dreamy time, I met him in brilliant constellation. We saw each other in dark, mysterious, hidden places, and then in the most bright, shining marble halls.

If you want a photography that is true you, you should choose Shadow. He will never set you in a photo that is against your nature, but will make you look beautiful, and not only you, but the picture itself will be beautiful. Shadow knows when to give directions, and when just to let you pose. Whether you want picture of yourself on a cemetery among fallen leaves or glamorous photo in white under a crystal chandelier, Shadow Darkwell is always perfect...

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Kiera Raven Monet

Model
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Shadow Darkwell is an amazing and fantastic photographer. Not to mention he is now one of my closest friends. His kick ass funny personality doesn't just show up as a friend, but as a photographer. I couldn't stop laughing for most of our photo shoot, and most photos were actually taken between my out bursts of laughter at Shadow's jokes and funny antics. He is adventurous, and will climb trees (nearly falling out of them mind you) just to get the picture from the right angle. I asked for unworldly mystical type photos and he helped me get just that. He isn't like most photographers that point the camera, tell what to pose, and take the picture. Shadow lets you try what ever, and if for what ever reason it doesn't look good he'll let you know how to make it better so that the pictures come out the way you want them too. My photo shoot with Shadow was definitely quite a funny and most definitely a fun adventure. I recommend him to anyone who is looking for fantastic photos, and to have an absolute blast taking them.

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Kitty BANG!

Model
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Working with Shadow/Darkwell Studios has been a great experience, & always exciting. Since the beginning it was more than just working with a photographer, he is a great friend, gives off positive energy & helps me out, that is greater of an experience & made me want to work with him even more. We have had lots of awesome times, laughs & seen beautiful sceneries. We have worked together more than once & we always come up with new ideas. He lets me make suggestions & we push the limits of what we can do. Always exceptional & amazing work. Just when I think he can't amaze me even more because his work is already beautiful, fascinating, enchanting & delightful, he goes over the top & I become astounded.

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Kristina S.

Event Patron
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Shadow... Shadow is a photographer who is fully committed to utilizing the natural beauty of New England in his photography. The settings become alive, a vessel for the vision. What's more, he is one extremely enthusiastic and engaging person and being in front of his camera becomes a game of cat-and-mouse. The cat is constantly challenging the mouse to its creative limits, his mysterious person dancing around the void of possibility and daring you to come closer and closer to the edge. Oh - the fun to be had!

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Lilith Astaroth

Model, Musician
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Not only is SHADOW DARKWELL one of the most easy-going and fun people you'll ever get to meet, but he never fails at taking amazing and beautiful photos - which almost seems effortless on his part! I never cease to be amazed at seeing what is captured through his lens. I've been lucky enough to be captured through it many times, and the results are always incredible. Shadow is a very valued part of the New England gothic and fetish scene and we are quite lucky to have him! Keep rockin, Shadow!! \m/

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Lisa Marie Shugrue

Event Patron
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I would like to thank Shadow Darkwell for doing an amazing job capturing the memories of my new beginning. As a fellow artist, Shadow Darkwell has an amazing eye for candids, as well as posed shots. He's upbeat and social and would love the opportunity to entertain his audience in a possible future shoot.

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Mad Madeline

Model
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It all started at my workplace. I was sitting there, bored out of my skull, with a long sheet of paper in my hands and loads of time to kill. On a whim, I decided I would write down some New Years Resolutions, as it was January, and I wanted this year to be somewhat different. One of those resolutions was "Schedule my first Photoshoot".

I was incredibly privileged to have said shoot with Mr. Darkwell. Nervous person I can be at times, I stressed, wondering how things would turn out, and whether it would simply be just a waste of time. Would I just be making a fool out of myself in front of the camera for a few hours? Was it going to be worth it? Nothing was quite certain, and anything could happen.

Ladies and Gents... it was quite worth it. He played the parts of Guide, Teacher, Director, and when he needed to be, Comedian (thank goodness). He would not stop until everything felt just right, even if it meant bringing me up on a different date to continue things! To be dull was not an option. He exhibited a life and energy rarely seen; truly refreshing qualities in such a colorless world. It was everything I could have hoped for, and more.

A world has been opened to me, both due to my own intuition, and Mr. Darkwell's work. I couldn't be more pleased, and would leap at the chance to work with him again in the future!

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Matt Gotham

Model
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What can be said about Mr. Darkwell other than the fact that his professionalism is fantastically off set by his ability to make the entire experience an amazing one. Shadow always gets a winning shot out of even the most difficult clients. He is the most charismatic, energetic, and focused professional photographer I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

Shadow seems to even have a sort of magic about him when he is working, because he will stop short of nothing to get the perfect picture of his client. I have personally seen this amazing photographer contort his own body to get just the right shot. His passion for the art and his own artistic eye are the reason I can honestly say that, in my opinion, Mr. Darkwell is the best in his field.

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Matthew Kahn

Model
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Mr. Darkwell is truly a self-made pioneer in his field. His exploration of dark and evocative photography has truly been an inspiration to myself as a professional artist and enthusiast. When I came to him looking for a photo shoot I was thoroughly convinced that he would only be able to do so much for me with regards to making me look good. I was very wrong indeed. Not only did he make me look phenomenal but he also engendered a lot of respect in me for the work that is involved in truly gorgeous photography. Mr. Darkwell also was an absolute pleasure to work with, as he was polite, courteous, and had a very pleasant yet professional attitude when working with me. I would absolutely recommend anyone looking for amazing quality photography to go to Mr. Darkwell and to be quick about it!

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Melissa Gavazzi

Model
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For someone who can be very insecure I love having pictures taken of me. One of my favorite places to do this is at goth and fetish clubs. 90% of the time it's Shadow taking these pictures.

I have a tremendous amount of respect for him. It's one thing to be shooting scheduled photoshoots with one model, but to be at a club amongst several people constantly coming up to you to ask for a picture while you're trying to socialize at the same time is on a whole other level.

I am so grateful to have Shadow as a club photographer at many places I go dancing. His willingness to take everyone's photos, kindness and patience puts me at ease and makes me feel comfortable and okay walking up and asking him to take my photo.

What is even better is he always lets you see the photo taken and if you don't like the result he will take another. He wants to make sure you are happy and satisfied.

He always posts photos from clubs and events within in week, but that doesn't stop me from being anxious to see them all!

Shadow is on my list of "photographers I most want to work with" and I can't wait to model for him!

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Morgan Le Fey

Model
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Working with Shadow/Darkwell Studios is a fun and wonderful experience: it is an adventure in itself. From the beginning it was so much more than working with any old photographer. He gives off positive energy and a LOT of it, he is nothing but professional and is willing to help out any way he can. Fixing hair, readjusting positions. Thing with him tend to be interesting. If it's walking along the railroads for the PERFECT shot, or finding abandoned factories.

Shadow worked with me to find out what it was that I wanted to work on, when not finding a concept we just decided to wing it and look for good spots to shoot. He uses his artistic creativity to get the best photos he could possibly get, and is a perfectionist in his art.

Shadow is one of the most energetic photographers I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He has a charisma about him that most don't have in this business. So many photographers will make a woman feel creeped out and put off. Shadow tries his best to take that element out of his work, be gentle with his models and make them feel comfortable and at home. He seems to have a passion for this art that is hard to compete with that only those of his caliber could match. Also he has a wonderful artistic eye. It goes along with his perfection issues though *smiles* oh yes. I've watched him go through photos and will skip over most just to get the best ones even if it's only a couple.

It is a lot of fun watching him work, even as the model I get a few giggles. In my shoot with him he ran around like a mad man to get shots he wanted. Would practically throw himself on the floor for "the perfect angle", only to bounce back up. He is someone I would enjoy working with again, I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

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Nigel R. Cote

Event Patron
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Shadow has caught me several times as I was either doing massage or "playing dress-up" for a local Goth Nite at a club in Manchester, NH. To say that I was pleased with the results is rather an understatement. I hope to make use of the massage photos after I manage to get my full license as part of my advertising.

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Ophelia

Model
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Shadow is an amazing artist. He combines flattering angles, skilled editing, and vast creativity to produce unique and beautiful photos. I always have a blast working with him, even if the ground is littered with thorns and temperature is below freezing. He sees what most do not, and portrays it infallibly through his finished work and prints. I always look forward to another shoot with Shadow; it’s a fun experience and the art yielded is always magnificent.

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Rinny Cody

Model
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Shadow takes his work seriously, but never lets one think that you can't have fun while doing a shoot. He showcases his models own beauty, while expanding and adding his own lovely, artistic twist. Fun, creative, and warm, Shadow makes models and art lovers all around extremely proud to be a part of this glorious organism.

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Shelby A. Dubois-Jenness

Event Patron
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I'm not a model in any sense of the word. Shadow has gotten plenty of candid shots of me at the local club in Providence, RI & they always look better than the ones I actually pose for. That being said, the ones I do pose for (at the club) still come out remarkably well. He always stops to see how everyone is doing & seems to have a knack for catching people at their best. The nights he's at the club give me large amounts of joy. The pictures tend to be up a day or so after he takes then & it's like being a kid on Christmas Day when I get to see all the people I had a great time with & myself captured so beautifully. I would recommend Shadow Darkwell to anyone that wants to enjoy the entire experience of having their photos done.

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Sidonia Rein

Event Patron

I only had the pleasure to meet Shadow once. I spotted him roaming around with his amazing camera at Dominia @ Club X, his professionalism is above average and is very pleasant to work with. He is open minded, polite, and takes his work very seriously. I guarantee the images he captures will not disappoint. His technique comes from within, Shadow is able to catch a moment and turn it into art. I will definitely consider using his services when I need to have my creations displayed in a unique way. Great job Shadow!

Starr Love

Model
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Shadow Darkwell has the amazing talent of finding the best look and the best setting for each of his photo shoots. Even with a shy model like myself, he was able to make the experience both productive and enjoyable. He has a never-ending energy about him when a camera hits his hands, and it's as much fun watching him run and jump around as it is getting the pictures taken. The experience is one I will never forget, and I look forward to my next shoot, which will be with no one but Shadow, for I have never received so many compliments on a picture of myself than I have with the ones he produced for me. I highly recommend his services, as he will do anything to get that perfect shot that you will love and treasure forever.

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Trianna Trench

Model
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Shadow was awesome to work with! He treats his models as his friends and is great at keeping the shoot comfortable yet professional. He was almost constantly taking photos which resulted in some really creative and interesting angles and perspectives. Not to mention the locations we went to (I wouldn't have been able to pick them out). I'm really happy with the photos he produced for me and I'd recommend him to any model looking for creative and artistic photographs.

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